Shipyards Festival 2023

Date: Saturday September 23rd, 2023

Time: 12:00 pm — 10:00 pm

Cost: FREE

The Shipyards District Business Improvement Area (SDBIA) is pleased to announce that the Shipyards Festival is returning to the Shipyards District in North Vancouver, on Saturday, September 23,
2023, from NOON – 10 PM. This FREE event features musical performances across two stages, Shipbuilders Square Stage presented by WAVE 98.3, and Commons Stage presented by Lonsdale Quay Market. Artists include SonReal, JUNO Nominated singer, songwriter and rapper known to bring the energy, plus Miina, a new project by the band formerly known as Carmanah, who will debut an exciting new show. North Vancouver favourites Tourist Company are also joining the lineup – coming out of an extended hiatus to play Shipyards. Other must-see performances are Sol, Garret T. Willie, Ruin Garner, Michaela Slinger and many more.

Car Free Day North Vancouver presented by TransLink is an exciting zone of Shipyards Festival again, taking over Carrie Cates Court. Stop by their activation for more music, vendors and important information on how to make sustainable transportation choices! An amazing lineup of musicians will be taking the Car Free Stage at the bottom of Lonsdale including Devours, Project Vancity, Jordel, Adam Mah, Dani Camacho, Glisha and more.

Back this year, for the little ones, is the Seaspan Family Zone in the Pipe Shop. Performances by Katie Brock and juggler extraordinaire Mike Battie, as well as bounce houses, face painting, glitter tattoos,
crafts and balloon art for the kids to enjoy! The sitewide licence will allow you to enjoy a beverage from North Point Brewing, Swandive, Strongbow and Olé, while taking in all the music and activities Shipyards Festival has to offer.

The Burrard Dry Dock will feature acoustic performances, plus a new stage on Cates Deck, will feature performances by Francis Baptiste, Joe Abbott, Silent St J & more, thanks to Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism Association.

More information at


  • The Shipyards

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